geniuschild

Afrikan Feminist Gender/Queer Survivor Parent R/evolutionary Intellectual

"Nobody loves a genius child. Kill him & let his soul run wild."

SIGNAL BOOST PLEASE!

marfmellow:

A friend of mine in New Orleans is trying to find a place to crash while they visit their child out of state in Sumter/Columbia South Carolina - if you’re able to help even for one night out of the 4 that they need please contact me! They’ve been trying to visit their child for months now and things are finally moving together so that it’s possible and it would really mean alot to me if y’all could ask your friends or your family if one black queer person could crash for a few nights. 

please and thank you. 

Thank you Quinn! I’m still in need of a place to crash in/around Sumter, SC for Monday and Tuesday night. 

Please reblog. And if you’re able to host me, or know of anyone, please PM me.

Thanks <3

To acknowledge our ancestors means we are aware that we did not make ourselves. We remember them because it is an easy thing to forget; that we are not the first to suffer, rebel, fight, love and die. The grace with which we embrace life, in spite of the pain, the sorrows, is always a measure of what has gone before.

 - Alice Walker, “In These Dissenting Times”  (via mal4suerte)

(Source: variationalbeings, via sordaradical)

tears

thatsjodi:

i was so scared

i thought my tears

were all dried up

i knew it couldn’t be possible

that i had cried

all i could cry

for my lifetime

but those last few blows

hurt so hard

and left wounds so deep

i felt so empty

and deadened

i thought

perhaps i was rendered tearless

alas

i’ve discovered

i still have more tears left

 

ntrt:

Be Steadwell presents Vow of Silence, a modern queer fairytale! Now in post production, we’re still raising funds to complete the project. Donate and find more information at besteadwell.com

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Our politics initially sprang from the shared belief that Black women are inherently valuable, that our liberation is a necessity not as an adjunct to somebody else’s may because of our need as human persons for autonomy. This may seem so obvious as to sound simplistic, but it is apparent that no other ostensibly progressive movement has ever consIdered our specific oppression as a priority or worked seriously for the ending of that oppression. Merely naming the pejorative stereotypes attributed to Black women (e.g. mammy, matriarch, Sapphire, whore, bulldagger), let alone cataloguing the cruel, often murderous, treatment we receive, indicates how little value has been placed upon our lives during four centuries of bondage in the Western hemisphere. We realize that the only people who care enough about us to work consistently for our liberation are us. Our politics evolve from a healthy love for ourselves, our sisters and our community which allows us to continue our struggle and work.

This focusing upon our own oppression is embodied in the concept of identity politics. We believe that the most profound and potentially most radical politics come directly out of our own identity, as opposed to working to end somebody else’s oppression. In the case of Black women this is a particularly repugnant, dangerous, threatening, and therefore revolutionary concept because it is obvious from looking at all the political movements that have preceded us that anyone is more worthy of liberation than ourselves. We reject pedestals, queenhood, and walking ten paces behind. To be recognized as human, levelly human, is enough.

Combahee River Collective

Quote is from the 1977 Combahee River Collective Statement in the “What We Believe” section, created by a group of Black lesbians (primary authors were Demita Frazier, Beverly Smith, and Barbara Smith) who are Black feminists who gathered to share Black feminist thought, scholarship and ideas for organization beyond politics solely focused on gender, but one intersectional. This was even before said concept was fully developed over a decade later by Kimberlé Crenshaw, but in hindsight intersectionality as a concept can be seen as far back as Sojourner Truth or more recent that the latter with Alice Walker and womanism

CRC had seven retreats between 1974-1980 and disbanded in 1980. Their work has been critical to the shaping of modern Black feminism because of how not only racism and sexism were focuses but also fighting heterosexism/homophobia, classism, imperialism and more. 

This is really important because it’s one of those moments where Black women, specifically, not a generic “women” that means “White” or a generic “Black” that means “men,” but Black women, as our own identity was articulated in anti-oppression scholarship and with experiences particular to Black womanhood itself. Rejecting binaries and erasure. 

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I am suggesting here not dialect as orthographic, naturalistic, and this a sign of “photogenic decay”, but black vernacular as a technological marvel—-a machining, rejiggering, and at times rejection of English, from it’s use of time (you be illin), temperature (I’m chillen), to tone (motherfucker). This is un-English not as non- or ante- but anti-ENGLISH.

—Kevin Young (via howtobeterrell)

(via onelittlegee)

broken english

when my mother struggles to spell a word in english
I want to break the entire language
into little pieces
so the edges of these letters
will stop cutting her


— aysha via Diaspora Defiance
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kittehinfurs:

Outtakes. Contrary to popular belief (since all personal style blogs are an expression of narcissism in some way or the other) not all photos from a shoot actually end up on my blog. These are some outtakes from the posts I’ve shot so far this year - in some of them, the technical glitches are obvious, but sometimes, there really isn’t any particular reason why one photo makes the cut and another doesn’t. 

For the actual shoots these originated from, please visit A Curious Fancy 💕